Microsoft Remote Desktop

Microsoft Corporation

Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Business 8.1.41 Oct 17, 2013 Mar 28, 2018 29.6 MB iOS 8.0 or later 4+
New in version 8.1.41

Updates to address CredSSP encryption oracle remediation described in CVE-2018-0886.


With the Microsoft Remote Desktop app, you can connect to a remote PC and your work resources from almost anywhere. Experience a rich Windows experience with RemoteFX in a Remote Desktop client designed to help you get your work done wherever you are.

Getting Started
Windows Professional and Windows Server editions are supported. To view the full list of supported Windows versions and successfully connect to a Windows PC, read the FAQ at

Don't know how to configure your PC to access it remotely? Download the RDP assistant on your Windows PC and let it do the work for you:

* Access to remote resources through your Remote Desktop Gateway
* Rich multi-touch experience that supports Windows gestures and RemoteFX
* Secure connection to your data and applications
* Simple management of all remote connections from the connection center
* Seamless audio and video streaming
* Easy connection to external monitors or projectors for presentations

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Still no iPhone X support
psibrad on 4/17/2018
App works great, but for some reason it still doesn’t support iPhone X screen. Seems like a simple thing to update...
Keys mapping oddly on iPad Pro
bucko3the7man on 4/15/2018
This app used to work really well for me. Now something has changed and I can’t get any keyboard (pro smart or on screen) to work correctly. It’s like all the keys are mapped weird to the computer. Space bar triggers the letter d, some of the numbers trigger letters on the bottom row, symbols trigger numbers, it’s impossible to use anymore. I’ve tried reinstalling the app, hard booting the iPad, nothing seems to fix it. This is really frustrating because I used to be able use my iPad as a laptop replacement on the go. Now I guess I have to carry a laptop again.
PLEASE add iPhone X support
Shane-C on 4/8/2018
Love this app, super useful, super reliable, but PLEASE do add iPhone X support. The added screen real estate is very useful for those emergencies that need you to RDP in on the go
Used to love this App... but no longer works correctly
El-Casper-EBS on 4/3/2018
But now the new version only works over WiFi, not my T-Mobile data plan... if I’m at home with WiFi I don’t need this app, I just use my desktop. I need this for work, my VPN works great over WiFi do I know it’s not that portion to my understanding this app and the T-Mobile network won’t won’t get on the same page... frustrating
Doesn’t work
Dramper on 4/2/2018
It won’t let me connect to my surface.
iPhone X support
Shawn Harward on 4/2/2018
Where is it
Not optimized for iPhone x
24raul on 4/1/2018
Not optimized for iPhone X
App loses settings
cpfiend on 3/30/2018
It seems almost daily the app loses all my settings. Random computers will go missing, accounts are removed from my feeds, my gateway keeps disappearing. Nothing seems to want to be saved permanently in the app.
Deserteagle8338 on 3/29/2018
Easy to use and very convenient. I use it all the time
No iPhone X support
arekux on 3/28/2018
Please update app to work natively with iPhone X screen.
No iPhone X support
Radicldreamer on 3/28/2018
Great app until I got an iPhone X and the devs are too lazy to support the new resolution.
No iPhone X support
ВиталийСбер on 3/28/2018
Shame on you, Microsoft. The app does not have iPhone X support.
Update to iPhone X
Roeek60 on 3/27/2018
Needs to update to work with bigger phone screens.
Expected more from Microsoft
Klightx15 on 3/26/2018
The app STILL hasn’t been updated to utilize the iPhone X screen. Also the Work Resources app icons display like garbage. No matter what resolution they’re made in, the icons show up extremely blurry and low quality. I expected more from a company as big as Microsoft that has more than enough resources to do this right.
One needed feature missing.
Retina Licked on 3/25/2018
Pretty decent free app. The database on a Windows machine I connect to uses simple drop down lists for shortcuts. The hot key to access it is the tilde key (~) but for some reason it doesn’t work. Would be nice if it did.
Doesn’t work
Fresh4rmMH on 3/21/2018
This app is not working when I attempt to login I get the error message stating that I cannot connect to the Remote Desktop because it is turned off however I am logged on fine from my home laptop. I am trying to connect to windows 7 enterprise
Crash pc app!
Update it need work on 3/21/2018
After i install Remote Desktop assistant in my pc it crash on first time! I did anything: Allowing in firewall defender! Install again! Test on other pc! It make me crazy😡 It's Microsoft app but firewall block it!!! Antivirus block connection! Why!?
Very Well Made and Receives Constant Updates
Adamvc on 3/20/2018
I don’t understand why this doesn’t have 5/5 stars it’s simple and works very well every time I need it.
No iPhone X support
Sharpsman on 3/15/2018
It would be great if it used the whole screen for remote access.
Otherwise great app
GLaDOS_Portal2 on 3/14/2018
But this is third update since iPhone X came out, and still no support for iPhone X screen. One star until devs make UI for X. Other than that, apps works great and has well thought UX
Update for iPhone X
mplundy on 3/12/2018
I love and use this App quite frequently. But please update for the iPhone X because the un-scaled screen makes it harder to use.
Please make it support iPhone X
变节。 on 3/7/2018
Please make it support iPhone X
No iPhone X support
KYDronePilot on 3/5/2018
App runs fine for the most part, but where is the iPhone X support?
Broken Keys on iPad Pro
GGonJR on 3/1/2018
Works great other than the apostrophe and quotes key on the iPad Pro. Seems like the mapping is wrong somehow. Otherwise not bad at all but those that broken key is driving me nuts. Have to copy and paste them. If they fix that then this would easily be a 5 star app.
Great app - please update for iPhone X!
Tomtom123d on 2/28/2018
Great app, but please update for the iPhone X resolution.
hasan javadi on 2/20/2018
update the app for iphone x
Iphone X not screen compatibility
Rich67801 on 2/19/2018
Please update app.
Not bad
Crusher4 on 2/17/2018
Best RDP client I've used for iOS. Not perfect, but pretty good.
Iphone X
xmatt81 on 2/16/2018
disappointed with still not optimized for Iphone X screen size of view
IPhone X support??
Ramukavis on 2/15/2018
I have used this app for a year and it has been my go to when controlling my pc since it has almost no lag. However when I upgraded to my iPhone X it makes the desktop look so tiny.... can u guys add iPhone X support or at-least remove the bottom home bar???
iPhone X support?
Joebar999 on 2/13/2018
How has this not been updated for the X yet?
iPhone X support
Tom87PL on 2/13/2018
Please add iPhone X screen support
iPhone X Support
crkinard on 2/12/2018
Still waiting for iPhone X support. Every other MS app has been updated but this one. Still waiting...
iPhone X support?
nuphan on 2/12/2018
Please add iPhone X support.
No iPhone X support
AaronLewcock on 2/11/2018
Otherwise, a good app.
Needs update
Bayoublast1 on 2/8/2018
Can no longer access computers. Very disappointing since I rely on this for work. I loved this app but now I wait can’t apple and windows just get along.
Awesome RDP app.
Nadeem arshad1234 on 2/4/2018
This app is flawless, Works great on Both Wifi and LTE. But in Iphone x you cant just press the home button and app will work in background. You have to manually End the session the swipe from Bottom of the phone and it will go away.
Good product missing one fundamental feature
HawaiianGuy808 on 2/4/2018
Please add a “pinch” and “reverse pinch” feature to zoom and unzoom.
Still does not work with VM guest
Old Opa on 2/4/2018
This has a long standing (2+ years) issue using the keyboard with hosted VMs.
No iPhone X suport
facaine on 1/29/2018
The Phone has been out for 4+ months! Every single app from Micro$oft has been updated for the new screen but remote desktop, thats how much Microsoft care about their IT professionals
Works great
g.Uricchio on 1/22/2018
Please optimize for iPhone X!!
Won’t connect now
bdavidson on 1/21/2018
Since this update I have had several issues connecting to our servers. After further testing there isn’t any rhyme or reason to which it connects to and which it doesn’t.
No Touch ID Support
martinaire on 1/17/2018
No Touch ID Support. It was ahead of its time a couple years ago but missing Touch ID and password manager integration.
Works great, just needs to be compatible with iPhone X resolution
LJ-GM on 1/17/2018
When will an update roll out for the app to be compatible with iPhone X resolution?
Meh I give this 1 1/2 stars
summertimefairy on 1/16/2018
Definitely nothing special going on here. I mostly use this app to connect to my laptop from my iPad. Sadly 90% of the time I’m losing sound. Whenever I’m listening to something on YouTube or Facebook etc the sound dies out. The sound will even come in and out when I am listening to a book on CD. So I have to close out and go back in and even then, I’ll have to do it maybe two or three times before connects again to the sound. And trying to type anything while using this app is an absolute nightmare. I can’t even see what I’m typing because the keyboard blocks the comment section and for whatever reason when I try to speak my sentences it creates these enormous spaces in between sentences.... annoying
music mute when i disconnect from remote pc
cnrting on 1/15/2018
that is,music playing on remote pc....
Update for iPad Pro 10.5 and iPhone X
Dnwr12 on 1/13/2018
Excellent app I can access my desktop at home from school. It needs to be updated for the new device resolutions though.
Extremely slow updates
svander on 1/8/2018
Still waiting on compatibility to iOS 11.2 and iPhone X. For an app developed by the largest software company on planet earth, updates are way too late and way too slowly.
Great app
Chaser1337 on 1/6/2018
Will give 5 stars when formatted for iPhone X
Current version disabled iPad Keyboard
gabers1245 on 1/3/2018
I love this app to connect to my windows workstation however the latest update seems to have removed iPad keyboard support as I’m unable to type now. Could you add that back in because as you can guess it’s pretty critical. Thanks
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